Curator: these people read speaker applications, interview the applicants, and decide which speakers will perform at the event.
Speaker Coaches: these people help the chosen speakers prepare their talks or performances, and make sure they know about any deadlines and rehearsals that apply to them.
Executive Producer: these people work on the big picture—making sure the planning team has addressed all the important big tasks of planning the event, coordinating people that need to work together to pull it off, and generally making sure everyone stays on task and on deadline.
Show Director: these people work collaboratively with a professional technical director to design and manage the order and seamless flow of everything happening on stage.
Off-Stage Event Manager: these people work on coordinating all the food, displays and activities happening outside of the gym.
Sponsorship and Budget Manager: these people work on the event budget, and finding individuals or businesses who want to donate money or services to help
Marketing Manager: these people work with the Show Director, Website Manager, and Executive Producer to spread the word about the TEDxYouth@Ross event in a consistent, appropriate way.
Website Manager: these people are in charge of updating the website with appropriate pictures, news, or other information about the event.
Stage Manager: these people work with the set designers, lighting, sound and video people to make sure the stage is set correctly. They tell the speakers where to stand, and help speakers with any microphones or other equipment/props they may need.
Set Design: these people decide how to decorate the stage for the event, and work with the speakers to make sure the stage has everything they need to perform.
Lighting: these people decide how and where to put lights for the event so the audience and photographers can see the speakers’ performances at their best.
Video Director: these people work with the videographers to come up with the big picture on how the event should be filmed—where cameras should be located, when to switch angles, etc. They also help the Videographers edit the film after the event.
Photography Director: these people are in charge of taking photos at the event that reflect the message and ideas of TEDxYouth@Ross, and that meet the requirements for official TED photos.
Setup Crew: these people are in charge of setting up the event venue—building the stage, moving chairs, setting up props and musical instruments, etc.
Takedown Crew: these people are in charge of putting the event venue back in the same state it was before the event.
Backup Volunteer: these people are essential backup—our noble saviors who step in to help wherever they are needed!